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Paranormal tourism: Fun or fraud?
Phineas Taylor Barnum was an American showman, politician and businessman remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Although Barnum was also an author, publisher, philanthropist, and for some time a politician, he said of himself, "I am a showman by profession...and all the gilding shall make nothing else of me," and his personal aim was "to put money in his own coffers." Barnum is widely credited with coining the adage, "There's a sucker born every minute," although no evidence can be found of him saying this.

I think it depends on how you go about it. Saying that something is legit when you can't prove it is silly. Barnum was a genius. People didn't know where the truth ended and the humbug began. He came right out and said, this is just a load of crap. That just made people want to go and see his 'genuine fakes' even more, because people want to believe in the paranormal and strange, even if they're told otherwise.

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RE: Paranormal tourism: Fun or fraud? - by junkdnatheory - 05-27-2018, 02:13 AM

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